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Jürgen Blomenkamp to retire as GroupM Germany CEO after 33 years, once successor is found

Jürgen ​Blomenkamp is stepping down from his role as chief executive and chairman of GroupM Germany, one of the nation's largest media buying agencies.

Reaching 33 years at the company, he is trusted to help appoint a successor. Afterwards he will step down to embrace a new "challenge".

In an email, Blomenkamp said he has had a "truly amazing journey" at the company, from when he started in 1987. From senior roles at MediaCom to GroupM, he said in the last three years in particular GroupM's portfolio has been expanding to integrate services [m]STUDIO, [m]SCIENCE, [m]PLATFORM into the wider WPP ecosystem (as the holding company consolidates its global presence).

He said he was impressed by the "remarkable spirit of collaboration" in the group and is now working with senior staff, including global chief executive, Christian Juhl to search for his successor. He added that he will make the transition in the coming months.

Last month, GroupM's new global chief executive, Christian Juhl, said he has “no plans” to turn the world’s largest media company into an augmented version of Essence. He hinted that GroupM will be well placed to adapt to the coming changes: "GroupM realizes that the media marketplace is changing and the background in data and technology is helpful."

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